- There are a dozen NBA players who slept with teammates wives
- The most bizarre involves the ex-wife of Steve Nash
- She dated two players in the same team as her husband
There are a dozen NBA players who slept with teammates wives and created a stir about it all because the scales go against them.
Society views them differently and expects them to behave in a certain way. Unlike regular people, NBA players are always under the scope, which is why most of them are always being recorded by cameras.
Whatever mistakes they make are magnified for all to see, including their infidel ways. The worst is that some of them aren’t good at controlling their desires and end up rolling in the hay with their teammate’s spouses.
So, who are these infidels who went against the ‘bro code’?
LEANDRO BARBOSA OF PHEONIX SUNS
This is by far the strangest and most shocking cheating scandal in the athletic world involving two players from the same club. So, Leonardo Barbosa dated Steve Nash’s wife – a teammate – Alejandra Amarilla.
Nash divorced her a day after she delivered. He thought the baby was Barbosa’s, only to realize that Jason Richardson – another teammate – was the father. It’s the most bizarre of NBA players who slept with teammates wives.
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL AND GILBERT ARENAS
Shaquille O’Neal was allegedly having an affair with Wizards star Gilbert Arenas’ fiancee Laura Govan in 2010. Leaked emails between the 7’1 centre and Govan contained precise details about what they planned to accomplish between the sheets.
This prompted Shaunie, the wife of Shaq, to petition for divorce from him, claiming irreconcilable differences. Arenas couldn’t buy that his wife had indeed slept with Shaquille, but he changed his mindset with time.
Arenas file a defamation lawsuit against Govan and included his medical data as part of the case. He alleged Govan lied about him when he said he had contracted an STD.
He claimed that Govan had contracted an STD from Shaq and Govan declined to provide her medical records.
KOBE BRYANT AND KARL MALONE
After allegedly trying to make a pass at Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, Karl Malone got into trouble with the Lakers star. His actions caused some drama in the locker room.
In a string of interviews, he said he would fight Kobe, who was offended that he flirted with Vanessa. Their friendship became sour as Malone joined the list of NBA players who slept with teammates wives.
Their relationship at Lakers was always strained, but Malone seemed unbothered.
JAMAHL MOSLEY AND ANDREW BYNUM
The two Cleveland Cavaliers’ icons were on it for a long time. Cavaliers suspended Bynum over what the club said was unbecoming behaviour to the team.
He was then given a paid leave as it emerged that he was having a relationship with the wife of one of the coaching staff members, Jamahl Mosley.
SCOTTIE PIPPEN AND MICHAEL JORDAN
Talking of NBA players who slept with teammates wives, Chicago Bulls players, the legendary Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen weren’t spared. Who could be the lady in question in this case? Well, nobody else besides a young Madonna.
When Jordan was looking at her, the pop singer would take a seat in the front and centre and watch Pippen. According to reports, Johnny Back, a former assistant coach at the time, said that whenever Pippen travelled to Los Angeles, Madonna would always pick him up in a limo with a hot tub.
It spiralled out of control when Jordan placed a bet on Madonna, claiming he would satisfy her more than Pippen.
DEREK FISHER AND MATT BARNES
There’s something about Los Angeles Lakers, and their taste for fine things in life – Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes are another story.
While Barnes shifted into the position of forward for the Memphis Grizzlies, Fisher retired to become the head coach of the New York Knicks. Barnes had just divorced Gloria Govan of the Basketball Wives L.A when he found out that she had been dating Fisher.
Angered, Barnes drove 100 miles from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to engage Fisher in a backyard brawl in front of friends and family.
According to The New York Post that the scenario was really unpleasant. Barnes lost his mind. He fought Fisher like an armed thug, and everyone could tell that he took it all personally.
The list of NBA players who slept with teammates wives is long, but only a dozen of these secretive relationships ever got out.